A former gangster (Robert Kent) who was framed by a corrupt district attorney (Charles Trowbridge). With his wife and an investigative reporter he gathers proof of his innocence in hopes of clearing his name.
June 14, 2011 Subject:
good plot, but otherwise lacking
The film has an interesting plot with multiple twists, centering on a crooked assistant District Attorney and a gangster framed by him. However, production values are low, acting is sub-par and dialog, atmosphere and cinematography do not stand out. The long flashback structure feels gratuitous. Finally there is a lot less action than the catchy title might suggest.
Whether you'll enjoy this one depends on your expectations and on whether you have developed an intolerance to blatantly low production values, mediocre acting or lack of atmosphere. If this is the case, here are a few other obscure crime dramas I'd recommend instead of this one:
-I Love Trouble (good plot, acting, atmosphere and cinematography)
-Whispering City (same as above, although a notch below)
-Money Madness (shares several characteristics with Shoot to Kill: a low budget, a long flashback structure and a short running time, but also features an outstanding performance by Hugh Beaumont)
May 3, 2011 Subject:
A piano man ...
... is playing some good rock'n'roll at 9:38.
March 5, 2011 Subject:
"Shoot to Kill"' Worth Viewing
An interesting story line that requires constant attention to stay up on the plot. The viewer will need to pay close attention to the last ten to fifteen minutes as the film seeks to brings everything together for an ending. The actresses and actors in the film were unknown by me, but did well.